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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 29, 2016 0 comments

Photographer Nick Carver says, “There’s no better satisfaction than framing a print to hang on the wall. Creating a tangible, real-life piece of wall art is far more rewarding than uploading a file to Instagram or Flickr.” In the video below, Carver takes you through his process and describes the equipment he uses.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 29, 2016 0 comments

How many times have you been at a museum or concert only to be distracted from the sights and sounds by a bunch of folks snapping away with their smartphones? Or perhaps you are one of the offenders. Well, in news that's sure to get some folks riled up, Apple just received a patent for technology that would disable your iPhone in situations where photography is deemed “inappropriate.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 29, 2016 0 comments

When Cactus introduced its V6 wireless flash transceiver it created a lot of buzz because of an affordable price and it’s cross-brand compatibility. The company's newest model, the V6 II, offers all that and more; specifically, high-speed synchronization and compatibility with Fujifilm cameras (and the original five brands).

Joe Farace Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments

When people asked legendary editor Herbert Keppler why he sometimes wrote about cameras costing more than the average photographer could afford, he told me it was because of the Maserati factor. “Most people,” he said, “can’t afford a Maserati but like reading about them.” And I get that. My personal dream car is a 1961 Maserati 3500 GT, which sells for north of $450,000. Fortunately, medium format cameras, while expensive, cost less than that.

Andrei Duman Posted: Jun 28, 2016 0 comments

I wake up in the middle of the night in a frazzled state. “Did I lock the front door of the gallery and did I turn off the base lights of the trees on my way out?” I was replaying the night’s events in my mind to ease my worries but I am so tired that it is all a blur. I am not sure when I decided to open up my own photo gallery and in some ways I am not really sure why I wanted to do it either.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a fascinating video by French photographer Nède Nède who used a chest-mounted GoPro Hero4 Black to demonstrate the early collodion process invented by Englishman Frederick Scott in 1851. The technique involved adding soluble iodide to a solution of cellulose nitrate and coating a glass plate with the mixture.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments

We are big fans of the Rescued Film Project, an amazing online gallery of lost and forgotten unprocessed film from around the world. For his latest project, founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser needs some financial help to process and restore some 1200 rolls of film shot by one photographer in the 1950s.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 27, 2016 0 comments

Fujifilm has upped the ante in instant wireless printing with the next generation of their popular mobile printer. The new “instax SHARE SP-2” improves upon its predecessor with faster/quieter operation, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, and a totally new design.

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Joe Farace Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments

If you read my article “Sweet Glass: My 10 Favorite Lenses For Portrait, Boudoir & Wedding Photography” you know I’m fond of the 85mm focal length for portraiture. If you didn't read it, please check it out after reading this review. And Tamron’s SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens surely rings this bell. It’s available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts and as part of Tamron’s Di family is designed to work with APS-C format and full-frame SLR cameras. I tested the Canon EF version ($749.)

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jun 24, 2016 0 comments

I got the idea for this how-to story from something the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly said to me: “Believe me, the challenge of photography is not going to France for the first time and photographing the Eiffel Tower. The challenge is really seeing and then photographing the stuff that’s familiar and ordinary, stuff we see all the time but never really observe or give much attention.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 23, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a great video to get you inspired about photography. In the clip from Advancing Your Photography, Ansel Adams’ son Michael discusses how his father made what is perhaps his most famous photo: “Moon Over Hernandez.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 22, 2016 0 comments

We love covering stories about big lenses and judging by reader reaction, you love reading about them as well. So here’s another interesting piece of big lens news that popped up today: a massive, three-foot long Nikon 1200mm lens set-up has been listed on eBay for $5,750.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 22, 2016 0 comments

Hasselblad just took the wraps off what has the potential to be a groundbreaking new medium format camera: the 50-megapixel X1D. The Hasselblad X1D is being dubbed “the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera,” and from the looks of it, the X1D is certainly unique.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 21, 2016 0 comments

WD just launched what could be a very handy mobile storage solution for photographers on the go. Called the My Passport Wireless Pro, the small mobile storage device is a great way to wirelessly back up photos and transfer them between devices whether you’re out on a remote shoot, in your photo studio, or editing images at home.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 21, 2016 0 comments

Last month we gave you a sneak preview of Adobe’s forthcoming Content-Aware Crop feature that auto straightens horizons and fills in the blank space in your photos. Well, that impressive tool is now a reality for Photoshop CC users.

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